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Fort Rosecrans: Battery Fetterman
Battery Fetterman circa 1911. Fetterman Was rebuilt in 1940 as an Anti-Motor Torpedo Boat (AMTB) battery when removed. Photographs Courtesy of the Casemate Museum, Fort Monroe, Virginia.
Battery Fetterman
by Junstin M. Ruhge

Battery Fetterman contained 2 3-inch rapid-fire guns on Wilkeson's left flank. Its purpose was to sweep the channel in case of attack by boats or small vessels. The battery was built over part of the Fort Guijarros site.
Battery Fetterman was named in honor of 2nd Lieutenant George Fetterman, 3rd U.S. Artillery who died in 1844.
In 1940 Battery Fetterman was demolished for construction of a 3-inch antiaircraft battery.
This battery should not be confused for a later, temporary Anti-Motor Torpedo Boat (AMTB) battery with the same name.
Reports of Comleted Works - Seacoast Fortifications
Courtesy of the Coast Defense Study Group
Battery Fetterman
Coincidence Range Finder (CRF) Station, Battery Fetterman
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